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Immune Thrombocytopenia

  • Thomas G. DeLougheryEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter discusses immune thrombocytopenia. Diagnosis is discussed as well as acute therapy. Patients who fail initial therapy are offered three choices of therapy: splenectomy, thrombopoietin agonists, and rituximab. Evans syndrome and ITP in pregnancy are also discussed.

Keywords

Immune thrombocytopenia Rituximab Eltrombopag Romiplostim Rituximab Pregnancy Evans syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Pathology, and PediatricsOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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